Aloha, tomorrow September 20th Friday we will be closing the ticket booth and gift shop at 4pm. Swimming at the waterfall will stop at 5pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Mahalo.
There are many ways that the story of the naupaka flower has been told. However you’ve heard it, the story of the naupaka is known as a tragic love story, resulting in two devoted lovers being torn apart; one to the mountains and the other to the sea. Both flowers only have petals on one half representing their yearning for the other. When both flowers are put together, the star crossed lovers are united once again. Find both naupaka shrubs here in #WaimeaValley across from the old nursery. This is our way of helping such a beautifully tragic story come to life. #WaimeaValley #BotanicalGarden # NorthShoreOahu #TheMoreYouKnow #HawaiianStorytime
Celebrate the Harvest
The Hāpu'u fern (Cibotium glaucum) can be found in most rain forests around Hawaii like #WaimeaValley. The word Hāpu'u is another word for young or budding, much like the way the ferns grow. Young ferns start as a light brown curl at the center, gradually expanding into the long green ferns you see. Look for these gorgeous plants in out fern collection next to the pikake Pavilion #WaimeaValley #BotanicalGarden # NorthShoreOahu #Hawaii
Ambassadors play a vital role at Waimea Valley. As the first and last people to welcome our guests at the main entrance, Ambassadors give a great first impression, and leave a fond, lasting impression of Waimea Valley. As an Ambassador, volunteers are provided with opportunities to continually deepen their knowledge of the cultural and environmental significance of the valley, while simultaneously strengthening their outreach and public speaking skills. Desired skills and abilities: - Be able to express aloha - Outgoing and comfortable talking to strangers - Familiar with botanical, cultural, and ecological highlights of Waimea Valley (helpful) - Understand and represent the mission of Hi'ipaka/Waimea Valley - Available on a long-term, weekly basis #WaimeaValley #BotanicalGarden # NorthShoreOahu #ValleyVolunteers #Hawaii